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Synonyms of nail in English:

noun

  • 1 fastened with nails
    tack, spike, pin, rivet;
    finishing nail, roofing nail, hobnail, brad
  • 2 polishing her nails
  • verb

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  • 1 a board was nailed to the wall
  • 2 informal he nailed the suspect
    informal collar, nab, pull in, pick up
  • 3 she nailed that somersault
    perform well, succeed in, execute, complete, bring about/off
    informal land, pull off, score
  • Phrases

    hard as nails

    1
    he regretted having been a father who always acted as if he were hard as nails
    callous, hard-hearted, heartless, unfeeling, unsympathetic, uncaring, insensitive, unsentimental, hard-bitten, tough, lacking compassion

    hit the nail on the head

    2
    when Arthur said that Donna couldn't be trusted, he really hit the nail on the head
    get it right, get it, guess correctly, speak (the) truth

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